They began by attending the sale of a magnificent collection of pictures at Brussels, and were received with great kindness and attention by the Princesse d鈥橝remberg, Prince de Ligne, and many of the most distinguished persons in society. 鈥楳ay 20, 1882.鈥擳he day after to-morrow my dear friends are to leave me for the Hills. You must not be sad about it, for I am quite happy; indeed, it will be rather a comfort to me for them to go, sweet as is their society, and valuable as is their affection. Francis stands heat so very badly.... Margaret too loses her pretty pink roses, and gets so tired when she goes to the city. On the other hand, I am far fitter for work than in winter.... It is a mistake in kind friends to pity me, or think about sacrifices on my part, for the lines have fallen to me in a fair ground. Of course, we have things to trouble us; but the blessings far, far outweigh the trials.鈥? 北京赛车pk10必赚心得 鈥榊ou can鈥檛. She鈥檚 gone off in a hurry.鈥? T茅r猫zia, therefore, found herself in one of the horrible prisons of that Revolution whose progress she had done everything in her power to assist. In the darkness and gloom of its dungeon she afterwards declared that the rats had bitten her feet. Charles. So鈥攁ll is lost. Ram猫ne presque de la joie.鈥? 鈥業 expect to find some of the flock very troublesome folk; but that is what Missionaries must expect. These big brown families have their prodigals and sloths and backsliders. What is to be expected from those who have had so little light for generation after generation? We should hail every symptom of improvement. The European idea of a Missionary standing under a tree, preaching,鈥攁nd numbers listening, understanding, and welcoming the Word of Life,鈥攊s often a fancy picture, or gives a most imperfect view of the truth. The seeking to win souls is but one part of the real work. 174Bayou Beouf, August, 1852. TO MRS. HAMILTON. 鈥楯une 4, 1880.鈥擨 think, love, that one gets into a kind of social fetters. When we were young we had the worry of a footboy at our heels,鈥攊t was thought suitable for our position. (Do you remember dear Fanny鈥檚 lovely definition of that word?) When I was in Edinburgh, dear 鈥斺€?was surprised, and I think a little shocked, at 鈥渕y father鈥檚 daughter鈥?going in omnibuses. As if it were any disgrace to my father鈥檚 middle-aged daughter to do what her precious princely Sire had done a hundred times! O Laura, when one throws aside these trammels of social position, one feels like a horse taken out of harness, and set free in a nice green meadow. Our honoured Father! what true dignity was his,鈥攂ut how he shook off the trammels!